After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boys want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they bargained for.Written by
Christopher D. Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
John Wayne's son Michael produced the film for his father's production company, Batjac, which produced many of Wayne's later films. The name "Batjac" came from Wake of the Red Witch (1948). See more »
As the two boys drive away from the boarding house, the lady goes up to the steps, which are in the shade. The next shot, shows the boys farther away from the house which has the steps in full sunshine. See more »
[talking to the town drunk who is locked in a jail cell]
Charlie, what are you doing in here? It ain't Thursday.
Charlie Smith, Town Drunk:
A man has got a right to change his mind. Besides, it's going to rain on Thursday. And drinking in the rain, that's bad for your health.
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While US Marshall Cahill (John Wayne) hunts outlaws, his wayward sons get in way over their heads when the supposedly safe, after-hours bank robbery plan with slimy saddle-tramp George Kennedy turns into a bloodbath. When Cahill returns and ends up arresting innocent men, it sends the two youths scrambling to do the right thing.
Though one of Wayne's later, less acclaimed movies, there's still a whole lot of fun to be had in this well produced, action filled morality tale.
Kennedy is in truly fine form here as a truly vile bad guy, while Neville Brand, who's usually typecast as despicable villains and psychopathic cretins, delivers a standout, heroic performance as Wayne's halfbreed sidekick.
The tense, bloody climax is pretty good.
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